Biodynamic farming: the intersection of agriculture with the woo-woo (and I LOVE IT!).
Biodynamic Farming is a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition rooted in the work of philosopher and scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner.
The premise is that each farm or garden is an integrated, whole, living organism (true). This organism is made up of many interdependent elements: fields, forests, plants, animals, soils, compost, people, and the spirit of the place. Biodynamic farmers and gardeners work to nurture and harmonize these elements, managing them in a holistic and dynamic way to support the health and vitality of the whole.
Here’s where it gets cool: biodynamic farmers and gardeners observe the rhythms and cycles of the earth, sun, moon, stars, and planets and seek to understand the subtle ways that the environment and wider cosmos influence the growth and development of plants and animals. Biodynamic calendars support this awareness and understanding by providing detailed astronomical information and indications of optimal times for sowing, transplanting, cultivating, harvesting, and using the biodynamic preparations.